Much like the rest of the area, the upper did rise significantly. It has slowly started to recede back to a more manageable flow. The water clarity is getting better each day throughout the river. Wading the river has been effective for working slower pockets and picking off willing fish. We are starting to get positive feedback on floating stretches South of Ennis as well. The usual high water rigs will do the trick. Bring your heavy tippet, split shot and boxes filled with big rubberlegs and worms!
The Month Ahead:
The Upper will begin clearing in a few weeks and the water closer to Ennis will also turn on. Often the week just before the salmon flies (and people) arrive is spectacular as the water is clearing and big trout are very opportunistic. Late June should be awesome on the Madison!
Long Term Fishing Forecast:
The Upper Madison is one of our favorite summer fisheries. The water is generally cold and consistent for killer summertime fishing. We are hoping to continue a late spring push in moisture to keep water levels up.